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Old 24th August 2010, 14:43   #16
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The entrance to Madan Kamdev from Baihati Chariali.

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This is the end on this area for now. Will add more info after next visit.
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Old 25th August 2010, 09:46   #17
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It's raining TL from San, and all are equally interesting. So we know the "Go To" man of the north east.
@San: be careful of the back to back posts, and you might use 'multi quote' feature to combine some of the posts.
In google map, check if you give source and destination in the direction tab, whether it plots. Most probably it will not know the destination location. You may want to zoom in the map and check if the roads are shown, and you can identify the destination location and then select the place and ask for 'direction to' that place.
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Old 25th August 2010, 11:40   #18
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Google map is not of much help when it comes to north east. Zooming in is no use as the picture gets blurred preety soon and comes the line 'don't have snapshots of the area this close'.

Even the Guwahati Goalpara section of National Highway 37 is misplaced in Google maps.

HvK & Sutripta has travelled more in the region, i am just starting off.

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Madam Kamdev is a temple dedicated to Kamdev, the hindu lord of Love . It is believed that Kamdev took a 2nd birth here after being burnt to ashes by Shiva

for more info, visit the following links
a) District info centre's
KAMRUP - Places of Interest

b) Hindu's article on Madam Kamdev
The Hindu : Other States / Assam News : Madan Kamdev temple in a shambles


@ Sam... Thanks a ton for all yoru travelogue in NE
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Old 25th August 2010, 12:06   #20
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Thanks Sid, please feel free to add any info, photograph on the area that you might have in this thread.
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Old 26th August 2010, 09:39   #21
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San, great travelogue. Can you just elaborate more, on which route you have taken?
Joy, only after visiting the place did i come to know that one can reach Madan Kamdev from Guwahati without going to Baihata Chariali.
I took the Baihata road which is a right turn after talking the turn towards Tezpur highway as i was returning from Namlang.
Once you have left the highway, there are no road signs pointing to MK, one has to ask people before every turn, and since its village, there are many many roads to confuse one.
So its not possible to give direction from highway onwards, one has to keep driving taking help of locals for the correct way.
On my return journey through the Mandakata road, it was even more difficult as there were no one to ask for direction at many places.
At last i picked up a local who was waiting for Tata sumo taxi.
The last part of the road was real bad before it joined the north guwahati road that joins the highway Police Outpost.
I will download all the snaps in Panoramio, then you can make an idea about the route taken.
Sorry for the late reply!
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Two decades back there was big rumour in eastern part of India about Kamrup Kamakhya temple and its devotees. It was rumoured that people used to go to this place to learn WitchCraft and after learning they used to practice at other places. I think there is Kali temple also. Please confirm.

Many of the Sadhus who were roaming in our native places proclaimed to have got SIDDHI from Kamrup Kamakhya and they can do anything. OfCourse, they are using these words to villagers and ladies who get convinced with these very easily for getting easy monetary benefits.

Anyways, very nice pictures indeed.
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Old 26th August 2010, 10:30   #23
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Well Anuj i don't have any knowledge on the subject but will add an old picture of the temple later.

The only thing i can tell is that the largest gathering of devotees and sadhus here is during Ambubashi mela during which time temple remain closed for few days.
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Old 26th August 2010, 14:24   #24
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Default Kamakhya temple & Guwahati pictures

Anuj, here comes the pictures of the main Kamakhya temple as well as the surrounding i mentioned earlier, though little old.

A pond above Kamakhya temple
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Old house
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Old house
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Another pond above main temple
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Old temple section not in use
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Old temple section not in use
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Main Kamakhya temple
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Kamakhya entry gate Pandu side
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Idol at the gate
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Temple boundery wall and an old house
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Temple below the main one
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Temple below the main one
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Temple below the main one
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Guwahati city
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Guwahati city
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Guwahati city
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Guwahati city
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Santipur hillside
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Santipur hillside
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North Guwahati
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North Guwahati
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San, what time does the Kamkhya Temple open in the morning? At 630 am, I could not get darshan since it had not yet opened. I have had darshan in the afternoon on another occasion though.

The Brahmaputra views are from Bhubaneswari Temple? Or some other hill top?
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Old 26th August 2010, 14:36   #26
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HvK the timing i am not sure at the moment, but ther's always lots of people there and one has to que up.

And right the city pictures were taken from further up near the APRO office in Bhubaneswari hills.

It was raining that day and i had to shoot with an umbrella in hand. But i was excited to take these shots with my very first digital camera a Kodak Easyshare CX 6230, 3.5 mp. That also could manage it only after clubbing two month's full salery.

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Today I went for a picnic near Kedarnath Temple, Hajo, some 40 odd kilometres from Guwahati. From there the shrine of Powa Macca was a nice trek of hardly a kilometre. Uploading a few photos.

The picnic spot : fairly clean and no mad rush of people

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The siblings : their respective owners' wives are sisters too :-)

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The stairway to the Kedarnath Temple. I didn't climb them, so no photo of the temple from inside its premises.

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A tea and snacks shop near the entry to the temple.

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The trekking route to Powa Macca from the Kedarnath Temple.

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A view of Kedarnath Temple from the way to Powa Macca.

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Some other shrine at some distance below, caught by the zoom lens of my camera.

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Powa Macca is a very revered shrine for not only Muslims but also for people of other faith in this region. It is believed that a quarter kg of sacred earth from Mecca was brought and placed there, hence the name Powa Macca.

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Just outside the premises of the shrine:

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Old 30th January 2011, 22:31   #28
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Thanks TnH for the lovely pictures and introducing a new place across the Saraighat. Poa Macca and Haygrib Madhab is in my wish list as well.
And the car shot shows your family's love and trust for Fiat which though is a great brand is unfortunately not doing good sale wise.
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The polling booths were yet to open so took a detour and visited Kharghuli area and went through the local newspapers by the Brahmaputra. Its the best location to live in Guwahati.
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